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STAND-TO! Edition: Wednesday, January 16 2013

Today's Focus:

Property Accountability

Senior Leaders are Saying

More and more, this assignment is incredibly important to our national security. This is at the heart of one of the most strategically important places in the world.

- Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., echoing Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler's sentiments of unwavering support for U.S. troops and their South Korean allies during his visit to the Korean Peninsula, Jan. 15-17, as a part of a week-long trip to the Asia Pacific region.

Westphal voices support for U.S. troops in Korea

What They're Saying

When you go somewhere where people aren't really familiar with the military, they appreciate you so much. It's like they see this uniform as a beacon ... little kids ... although they didn't understand what I had done, they knew who I was and that is what keeps me serving.

- Spc. Sabrina Franco, a veteran, a former pageant queen, a singer who auditioned for the 2012 reality TV show, America's Got Talent, and who plans to re-enlist in the upcoming months

Soldier finds strength through loved aunt's memory

A Culture of Engagement


150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

January 2013

COMING SOON: Redesigned STAND-TO! website:

Jan. 21: Martin Luther King's Birthday (NO STAND-TO!)


Black History Month- Visit website: African Americans in the U.S. Army

National Patient Recognition Month

Feb. 18: President's Day Holiday (NO STAND-TO!)

Feb. 20- 22- AUSA's ILW Winter Symposium & Exposition

Today's Focus

Property Accountability

What is it?

Property accountability is the control of property through accurate records. Accurate property accountability is achieved when physical inventory matches record inventory, enabling visibility for timely decision making.

Why is this important to the Army?

Property accountability impacts combat readiness. Property accountability is the responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted in our care by the American taxpayer.

What the Army is doing?

- Army Campaign on Property Accountability (COPA) was established in July 2010 through Army Execution Order (EXORD 259-10) with the objectives to:
(1) Revitalize the Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP)
(2) Reestablish a culture of supply discipline through training and mentoring programs
(3) Ensure all materiel and supplies are on an accountable record and excess is properly identified and returned to the supply system. In the past two years, the campaign has resulted in $3.48 billion of Army property to record. That equates to outfitting nearly eight heavy brigade combat teams at $438 million a piece.

- The Army established a formal governance structure to provide guidance and direction to the Property Accountability Campaign. The structure includes the Property Accountability (PA) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) chaired by the DCS G4 and includes senior leaders from Army Staff, Army commands, Army service component commands, direct reporting units, and the National Guard Bureau.

- Developed the Command Discipline Program & Property Accountability website - a one-stop resource center for training, references and guidance for Property Accountability and CSDP execution.

- Posted two new certificate producing courses for Commanders and Soldiers on Property Accountability and CSDP available on the Army Learning Management System.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Leaders are encouraged to continue:
- To support Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP): Property accountability is commander's business. Personal stewardship will underpin the great work of your property book warrant officers and supply sergeants.
- To train, teach, mentor: Administrative skill sets for company and battalion leaders for programs such as CSDP have significantly atrophied over the last decade. Ensure an aggressive skills-based property accountability is in place and supply discipline training program. Training resources are on the Property Accountability website.
- The validation of property book: Ensure 100 percent of command's property is brought to record and records are complete and accurate by December 2013 so the Army can attest meet a key auditability goal outlined in the fiscal year 2012 Army Audit Readiness Strategy.
- To identify excess: Conduct property book maintenance and conduct authorization reviews in accordance with AR 710-2: Supply Policy Below the National Level to identify excess. Work aggressively to rid units of excess.


AKO log-in required: Command Discipline Program & Property Accountability

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